I have just supported the export of British (Welsh ?) jobs to a
low-wage economy by buying a Dyson DC07. The on the positive side, the
DC07 seems to suck up a fearsome amount of grime.
Now, the "extension pipe" that normally "lives" inside the flexible
hose, seems extremely stiff and reluctant to be "drawn" from the hose.
I am concerned that a few strong tugs on the flexible hose to pull out
the pipe will result in a torn hose. Is there a "trick" to sliding the
pipe from the hose? I don't mean completely detaching the pipe, I can
see the little yellow retaining catch for that, I mean drawing the
pipe from hose in the first place so it can be used with the hand
tools. Is this "friction" cured using a dab of grease or WD40?
Mine doesn't seem to suffer with this, but I have a feeling it might
have done when new. Check the hose is seating properly at the base of
the hoover (when the pipe's pushed in and home the end lives down there
somewhere) - and to avoid tearing the hose, I assume you ARE actually
grasping the plastic collar that fits around the metal pipe and pulling
the pipe from that, rather than just pulling the pipe and expecting it
to slide down the pipe by itself?
Herein lies the problem for me
In order for the "handle" part to engage with the catch on top of the
yellow cyclone bit (visualising this ??) the plastic collar at the top
end of the flexible hose needs to be pushed right inside handle part.
There is nothing to "pull" to extract the pipe, apart from the
flexible hose itself - hence putting the hose under strain. I'll WD40
On 15 Dec 2003 12:31:45 -0800, clive firstname.lastname@example.org (Clive Long,UK)
^^^^^ wot he said. I don't know if it'll free itself up in use though,
never had this problem with the DC01 but then again the hose on that
one wasn't designed to be demountable.
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